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.com. >>> in washington state, same-sex couples began obtaining licenses early this morning, hours after the the law legalizing same-sex marriage took effect there. hundreds waited for hours before the king county auditor's office in seattle opened after midnight to start distributing licenses. washington joins several other states that allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. voters passed referendum last month. >>> marijuana possession now legal in washington state pot smokers have been celebrating in the streets of seattle. people gathered at the space needle for a new year's eve-style countdown to midnight when the measure passed by voters last month took effect. they cheered and lit joints in unison. >>> new this morning, duchess of cambridge has left the hospital where she was being treated for acute morning sickness related to her pregnancy. here she is, take a look, new video of a smiling kate middleton leaving the king edward vii hospital with her husband by her side, the royal couple's office says she will head to kensington pal -- palace for rest. she is less than 12 weeks pregnant. the coup
: they will meet again i the tension is growing here in washington after the weekend talks failed to lead to a deal, if there is no breakthrough today, the country will go over the cliff. talks continue, this morning still no deal. >> further announcements perhaps at 11:00 in the morning, i hope so. >> reporter: republicans and democrats negotiated all weekend with the hope of passing legislation that would protect most from a massive tax hike set to kick in tonight midnight. >> the president: our top priority has to be to make sure that taxes on middle class families do not go up. >> reporter: there was optimism about a deal over the weekend when the republican leader in the senate, mcconnell made offer that ended when majority leader harry reid said he could not present a counter proposal. mcconnell called for help. >> i placed a call to the vice president to see if he could jumpstart the negotiations on his side. i want everyone to know i'm willing to get this done. but i need a dance partner it >> reporter: white house officials say vice president biden is now playing a direct role in the talks
washington state today. sarah and emily became the first same-sex couple to marry in king county yesterday. gay and lesbian couples starting getting licenses midnight thursday, washington law requires all couples to wait three days to exchange vows after getting a license. voters approved the law last month. >>> scientists created a pacemaker for the brain that could help in the fight against alzheimer's. >> device stimulates the to keep neurons alive to slow memory loss. researchers are testing it on one patient now and they hope to try it out on 40 patients in the coming year. the need for treatment is growing, one in eight older americans has alzheimer's and that number is expected to triple by 2060. >>> [ inaudible ] new developments in the crab wars. >>> move in san francisco city hall that could mean fewer places for smokers to light up. >>> good morning. breaking news in san leandro, fallen electrical wires sparked a fire on
very light as you make your way westbound. no problems. some road work, at washington, two right lanes and the off-ramp washington off-ramp just for a few minutes until 5:00 this morning. dumbarton, one lane getting by there and north 101 peninsula from 92 towards third, three left lanes, road work until 6:00 a.m. this morning, you can see slow traffic senators and red dots moving in that direction and that will be picked up at 6:00 this morning. >> time is 4:50. two police officers in mexico have been arrested for stealing evidence in the site where singer jenni rivera's plane crashed. they were found at the officer's homes. last night a car carrying the remains was given a police escort through long beach. drug enforcement administration is investigating the company that owns the luxury jet that crashed killing the pop star and six others on sunday. they say they had two planes seized this year by federal law enforcement. >> coming up, how is your back? the people you probably don't know who will be offering you protection during the holidays. >> and are you thinking about going abou
now on his way back to washington from hawaii to try to reach a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. he boarded air force one overnight and will be arriving in maryland around 8:45 this morning. the president cut short his vacation. democrats and republicans have just four days to reach a deal before mandatory budget cuts and tax increases kick in january 1st. >>> new senator representing hawaii will arrive on capitol hill today. lt. governor will fill the seat left vacant by the death of senator daniel inouye. he was chosen from a list of three yesterday. the 40-year-old has served as state lawmaker and chairman of the hawaii democratic party. he will serve until an election in 2014. >>> lance armstrong has until today to appeal the ban imposed on him. he lost his seven titles december 6th, when the international cycling<ç÷%Ñ union banned him from the sport for life. penalties came after the united states anti-doping agency hit him with similar sanctions for using banned substances. armstrong did not appeal. it appears he won't challenge this latest ban. >>> gun buy-back i
of market area to stock and washington streets the plan includes digging up parts of columbus avenue in north beach so huge subway drilling machines could be stored. they are in protests from nearby merchants. he's recommend being the subway be extended for a new station to be built at the site of the long vacant pagoda theater. >>> man struck while walking on bay area freeway westbound 580 in richmond last night the man was walking along harbor way when he was struck by a big rig and then several cars, he died at the scene. investigators thought the victim came from a homeless encampment but that was not the case. >>> storm cleanup continues around the bay area one community fathered better than expected four to 10 inches of -- rain fell in sonoma county the russian river didn't overflow as predicted. in napa there was flooding but it was not the deluge that residents feared. >> reporter: napa river preached its peak before 6 p.m. stayed within it banks, nobody was flooded. officials and residents give credit to recent flood control project. >> i'm thankful the engineers engineered
january 6th. the president willey for washington this evening. lawmakers have less than a week to come to an agreement on how to avert tax increases set to go into effect in january. . >> in new york police have found a bed in the burned out home of the man who killed two firefighters monday. the victim is believed to be the gunman's 67-year-old sister. a vigil was held monday night for the firefighters. two other firefighters in the hospital. police say ex-convict william spengler armed himself with three weapons and set his house on fire to lure first responders into a trap he kill himself. police say he left a rambling three page note saying he wanted to burn down the neighborhood and kill as many people as possible. he did not give a motive >> the world'sdhfhñ longest high speed rail line is up and running in china. the first bullet train left beijing this morning. the line connects the capital city with the commercial southern hub. the rail line is designed for top speeds of over 200 miles an hour. what used to take 22 hours will now take eight. >>> coming up, another holiday beg
weather getting the blame for this mudslide in washington state. a 75 foot wall of mud and debris rolls off a hillside into that passing train and derails it, this happened monday near everett. a man said he had a feeling something was going to go wrong >> we told you earlier that time magazine was picking is person of the year. the announcement has been made. >> president obama, we told you a couple tech titans from the bay area were in the running. ceos of yahoo and apple, i guess it is the ceo of the country. >> i think he got more votes than they did in the last election. >> they will give the explanation in a moment. >>> let's pass along the freezing news. >>> it is cold, old man winter wouldn't win that contest today. -- [ unintelligible ] cold temperatures from mount tamalpais sausalito in the foreground, san francisco and visibility under this clear, cold air almost unlimited to nearly the south bay as we look from 2800 feet up. radar and satellite live doppler yesterday we were tracking storms over the ocean today not a cloud to be found, not a return to be found, bone dry and
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